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By Mike Giuliano | May 31, 2011
Everybody knows the Broadway and movie musical “My Fair Lady.” But not everyone is as familiar with its literary source. It all began with George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play “Pygmalion.” With characteristic wit, the great playwright-philosopher probed the English class structure. Things get interesting when know-it-all professor Henry Higgins decides to undertake the re-education of a poor Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle. Can simply learning to speak like a lady upgrade her station in life?
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October 3, 2014
Maryland's legislature decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for a few reasons. Lawmakers concluded that police and prosecutors should not be focusing their attention on what is increasingly viewed by the public as a relatively harmless vice; they expressed concern that criminal convictions related to marijuana possession were harming the employment and educational prospects of thousands of Marylanders; and they were alarmed...
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By Donna Erickson and Donna Erickson,King Features Syndicate | October 22, 1994
Part of last summer's nature-find collection included brittle branches my kids snatched from the woodpile at our friend's cabin.They were just what we needed for a creepy Halloween table centerpiece.Actually any thin, bare branches will do. Paint them if you wish. Poke them in a clay pot and anchor them with floral foam.Decorate the container with orange or black construction paper and stickers. Cover the exposed foam or plaster with Spanish moss.Here are some ideas to decorate the spooky branches:* Poke orange and black gumdrops onto the branches.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
"Wheel of Fortune" host and part-time Severna Park resident Pat Sajak is taking some heat for comments he made on social media about global warming. Sajak (@patsajak) , who got his start as a local TV weatherman in Nashville, according to IMDB, has drawn widespread attention for Twitter posts he made recently, including one posted yesterday that read: "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night. " Sajak was in town Sunday for an appearance by comedian Martin Short at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis . Yesterday, he tweeted a photo of him and Short with a shout out to Rams Head.
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By Donna Erickson and Donna Erickson,King Features Syndicate | April 9, 1994
Here are three ways to get seedlings started:1. Save and wash three or four small yogurt containers and poke drainage holes in the bottom. Fill 3/4 -full with potting soil. Poke a hole in the soil in each container and drop in a seed. Mist with water.2. Place three or four peat pellets (available at garden shops) on a dish and gradually add warm water. When the pellets are fully expanded (about 20 minutes), pour off excess water. Poke a seed in each pellet. Label each pellet.3. The easiest way to watch seeds sprout is to set each one on damp cotton on the bottom of a clear glass jar. Keep the cotton moist.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | January 3, 2008
Police shot and killed a state prison inmate in a Prince George's County cemetery yesterday, hours after he overpowered four correctional officers and escaped from Laurel Regional Hospital, shot a motorist in the parking lot and commandeered the driver's car. Kelvin D. Poke, 45, who was serving a life sentence for violent crimes that included kidnapping, fled from the hospital after shooting off his leg shackles, prompting a lockdown of area schools and...
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,SUN REPORTER | January 4, 2008
A prison inmate who escaped from a Laurel hospital was being supervised by only one correctional officer after his partner took a break and left him alone, police said yesterday. The state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is also investigating why Kelvin D. Poke was not wearing handcuffs when he overpowered two officers, took their guns and fled in a stolen vehicle Wednesday, setting off a manhunt that ended with his death seven hours later in a police shootout in a Prince George's County cemetery.
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By Joyce S. Brown | July 31, 1992
The trouble with Julyis its brevity.After the fireworks,a weekend at the beach,a barbecue, a baseballgame or two, August blooms,heavy with the aroma ofschool. Children for whomMonday and Friday are equalcatch the timeless fireflies,poke holes in jar lids, scoldthe dog for chewing upthe plastic wading pool,help Mrs. Moore paint her porch,Mr. Williams pick his beans.The Kents in safari hatsfor ''B'' day, rob their hivesof honey, politicians leaninto microphones, storesstock wools, all in this smallspace between school and school.
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By George Neff Lucas | August 30, 1995
Bill Clinton may well celebrateWhen Congress the Hill doth vacate;Though vetoes are nearing,There's nary a hearing --Let's hear it for month number 8.* * *According to Vanity Fair,Newt's better half less couldn't careAbout being first spouseIn her hubby's White HouseAnd hopes that he never gets there.* * *Seems Packwood's advances were suchThat they seldom amounted to much;If he can't recall who,The women sure do --What he kept, many say, was in touch.* * *Diverse definitions of need:(1) elderly poor folks who pleadFor help to keep warmAgainst (2)
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | January 5, 2008
Shaken by two violent escapes by prison inmates, a health care group that oversees a Laurel hospital announced that it will no longer admit inmates as patients in nonemergencies until security procedures are tightened. The announcement comes a day after state police said that Kelvin D. Poke, a Jessup Correctional Institution inmate who was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital after complaining of chest pain, was being guarded by just one corrections officer and was not wearing handcuffs -- two apparent violations of Division of Correction policy.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Dan McCall sells a lot of T-shirts, coffee cups and other products that tweak the government, so his designs parodying the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security were pretty typical fare. Until the cease-and-desist demands hit. The situation turned into a First Amendment primer - that it is, in fact, OK to use government agency seals to lampoon or criticize. McCall sued, his case handled pro bono by Public Citizen in Washington and Baltimore attorney Ezra Gollogly, and the two agencies agreed in a settlement to reverse course.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Middle Tennessee State linebacker Roderic Blunt issued a public apology Tuesday for his role in an incident during Navy's 24-6 win Monday in the Armed Forces Bowl in which Blunt was seen reaching into Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds' face mask after he was down and poking his eye. Blunt, who was not penalized after the third-quater play, was later ejected after his second of two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties. Reynolds missed three plays while Navy staffers installed an emergency visor on his face mask.
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By Edward Lee | August 4, 2012
Ed Dickson had an abbreviated practice Saturday, but it wasn't his choice. The Ravens tight end said he was poked in his right eye by a teammate during a red-zone exercise early in the session at M&T Bank Stadium. “I thought I would be good, but my vision was kind of impaired,” he said. “So they took me out as a precaution.” Dickson's eye was red as he spoke in the locker room after practice. Dickson said he thought he could return, but his vision became blurry. “I got poked pretty deep in my eye,” he said.
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By Mike Giuliano | May 31, 2011
Everybody knows the Broadway and movie musical “My Fair Lady.” But not everyone is as familiar with its literary source. It all began with George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play “Pygmalion.” With characteristic wit, the great playwright-philosopher probed the English class structure. Things get interesting when know-it-all professor Henry Higgins decides to undertake the re-education of a poor Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle. Can simply learning to speak like a lady upgrade her station in life?
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
One of the best Christmas cards out there can be found at NotCafeHon, the Twitter feed created after cafe owner Denise Whiting trademarked the word "hon. " There's a photo of Whiting celebrating with the mayor who came to her rescue a little over a year ago when the restaurant's pink flamingo was imperiled. "Merry Christmas," the card reads, "from a disgraced woman who stole from Baltimore … and Sheila Dixon . " On the same topic, a Baltimorean posted on Facebook: "Just realized that the Boycott Cafe Hon Facebook Page is registered under the username ' Cafe Hon .' What a huge mistake on Cafe Hon 's part for not getting to it first.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen and a number of his players criticized the campus newspaper Tuesday for an editorial cartoon making light of the motor-scooter accident that left offensive lineman Pete DeSouza hospitalized with multiple leg fractures. The cartoon by Morgan Noonan in The Diamondback, an independent campus daily, depicts a woman addressing a player in helmet and full pads. "I didn't think there was a game today," she says. The player replies: "There isn't. But I'm afraid to hurt myself on my scooter.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | July 6, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Supporters of President Bush and Gov. Bill Clinton, in referring to Ross Perot, like to warn voters about "buying a pig in a poke" -- accepting someone without knowing what they're getting. The expression might just as well apply to recent Supreme Court appointments, as graphically illustrated in the court's controversial 5-4 decision on abortion rights.In each of the last five appointments -- Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy by President Ronald Reagan and David Souter and Clarence Thomas by Bush -- the general assumption was that the conservatives named would ultimately vote to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision.
NEWS
October 28, 2003
THE BALTIMORE City Council will be making a terrible mistake if it fast-tracks a proposal to turn Pimlico into a horse racing-connected entertainment mecca, thus increasing slot proponents' leverage before next year's General Assembly session. Yes, Pimlico, the aging home of the Preakness, desperately needs a make-over. Its facilities - from stables to seating areas - are in sad shape. But a modernization plan its owners have submitted to the City Council raises troubling questions about the racetrack's future.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
A security guard who identified two suspects in the killing of former City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris stuck to his story Tuesday during pretrial motions, even as defense lawyers tried hard to rattle his recollection of the events. In his second consecutive day on the witness stand in Baltimore Circuit Court, the guard, Germyn Murray, insisted that he knew two of the men seen leaving the scene of Harris' murder in a surveillance video were Charles Y. McGaney and Gary A. Collins. He had known them for months, he said, because they often hung around the Northeast Baltimore strip mall where Harris was shot and had gotten into trouble there for loitering and disorderly conduct.
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By K.C. Johnson and K.C. Johnson,Tribune Newspapers | September 12, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - -Humble and reflective earlier in the day, Michael Jordan showed once again Friday night why his competitive fire never will be extinguished as he officially entered the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Jordan basically trash-talked his way through his acceptance speech, thanking all those slights - real and perceived - for adding "wood to the fire" and motivating him during his unparalleled career. He then closed with a tantalizing thought. "One time you might look up and see me playing the game at 50," Jordan said, drawing chuckles.
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